"I speak candidly when discussing my grief, my husband’s own heartache and how many people could not understand what we were going through."
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
A few months after getting married, Sandhya Graves’ dreams of growing her family became a reality – she was pregnant.
But three months later, Sandhya had to be rushed to the hospital and was told their baby had died. Little did they know, their dreams of having a family would be years away. Their struggle with surrogacy, infertility, in-vitro fertilization, repeated pregnancy loss and serious health issues plagued them for the next several years.
In her new book, When It’s Not As Simple As The Birds And The Bees, Graves reveals the options her and her husband explored, including adoption and surrogacy, and the road they ultimately decided to travel down in order to grow their family."
"I speak candidly when discussing my grief, my husband’s own heartache and how many people could not understand what we were going through," Graves shares. "I also talk about the all too common feelings of anger, jealousy and longing when seeing these dreams come true for everyone else."
Sandhya says writing When It’s Not As Simple As The Birds And The Bees helped her work through her grief of suffering several miscarriages, allowed her to let others know that they are not alone in their struggles to conceive children and enabled her to help friends and family understand the emotions and grief that she and her husband were dealing with after each miscarriage.
“In this personal memoir, I share the intimate and heart-wrenching details of fertility procedures,” Graves explains. "Despite the emotional turmoil that comes with infertility, multiple IVF attempts and miscarriages, this book is about the hope that kept us going and how we survived every day until we made our dreams come true."
Graves’ motivation has now shifted to that of an advocate and supporter of all couples struggling to realize the dream of having children.
By Sandhya Graves
Softcover 6 x 9 in
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the author
Sandhya Graves lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Tyler and their three children, Wyatt, Nolan and Lily. Trained in journalism and public relations, Graves began writing this book to make sense of the complex emotions and difficult steps involved in what she once thought was as simple as “the birds and the bees.”